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and show the american people we can still do big things." so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican, who will be a key participant at today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> bret: let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of the meeting tonight at the white house? >> unfortunately, as the speaker said, the white house and congressional democrats are insisting on big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president is right back in december -- was right in december when he signed the two-year extension of the current tax rates that raising taxes in the middle of the economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today there is an additional issue other than unemployment at work. what governmen
. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
to you. >>> now another big story we continue to follow a stormy meeting at the white house. dire warning about the nations economy. >> another day of debt limit talks did not go well and the country's top notch credit rating is hanging in the balance. doug luzader explains from capitol hill. >> they are going to butt heads again today at the white house by all indications this is not going well. don't let the nice pictures fool you smiles didn't last long depending whom you listen to the president either dressed down republicans or stormed out of this meeting almost two hours after these photos were taken. >> issue is not about personality it is about doing something for the american people that needs to be done. >> it didn't help wall street was reeling after credit ratings giant moody's raised the possibility of lowering the country's credit rating unless there is a deal to raise the debt limit add to that a warning from ben bernanke who talked about the august 2nd deadline. >> so this is a matter of arithmetic soon after that date there wou
onboard these boats, so that was a big concern as well. >> firefighters on land and in two fire boats from the river did all they could to stop the fire from spreading through the entire washington yacht club it started in one boat the flames quickly spread to others, four of them were destroyed and now sunk one boat owner bill lost his 38-foot cris craft. >> if it is completely down in the water you tell me how bad it is. >> they have sunk. >> as far as we know it is burned down to the water line. >> the boats were engulfed the fire visible from highwaybridges around firefighters rushed to untie other boats setting them loose so they too would not catch fire. >> we did have collateral damage again, pretty combustible materials, fiber glass, plastics, fuel, a lot of hazardous material. >> several people live on boats in the marina it does not appear anyone was aboard the boat that is caught fire no one was hurt investigators are trying to determine the cause whether it was an accident or arson. >> at this point investigators are here but i have not heard of anything asthma luscious or susp
a balanceed budget amendment. congressman jordan, you are a big sponsor of this. president obama says it would cut medicare and social security much more deeply than paul ryan's budget plan. >> it mirrors the budget proposal that house passed earlier this year. we like to do it as a common sense american plan. americans know we're spend toog much, we're headed for a cliff, we're headed for bankruptcy. let's cut spending in year one, cap it as a percentage of our economy going forward. everyone understands our government is getting too big. do something historic. for the first time in american history, pass a balanced budget amendment through the house and the senate, send it to the states. have this requirement that everyone else has to live under, make the federal government either has a $14 trillion debt, let's make up with the same requirement everyone else has to abide by. >> chris: since sensible. congressman van hollen, what is wrong with cut, cap and balance and what are the chances it will get through the house, senate and signed by the president? >> no one should be fooled about this.
. >> the mcconnell can is kicking the can down the road. the american people send us here to make big tough choices. they didn't send us here to set up a commission, give the president veto power. that's not what they sent us to do. >> it could pass the democratic controlled senate but faces a tougher fight in the republican house. >> a new group created in the wake of the financial meltdown officially launches this week. the consumer financial protection bureau begins oversight and regulatory work on thursday. president obama is expected to nominate former ohio attorney general richard correspondence dough ray to lead the agency. he currently serves as the director of enforcement. the bureau was formed to enact what president obama calls the strongest consumer protectses in our nation's history. >> some big names are coming to the white house today. president obama will meet with warren buffet and bill and melinda gates to get an update on the giving pledge. it's a promise by some of the wealthiest people in america to give most of their weal
travelout of white oak that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> big story this morning hearing on airport security on the hill. >> chair of a house subcommittee says commercial airports are vulnerable despite changes since 9/11. live at dulles international with details good morning. >> reporter: good morning disquieting news now that we are in the mid of the busy summer travel season indeed utah representative is saying this and he says it is cause for concern since november 2001,25,000 breaches of security have occurred at the nations airports now tsa is countering that saying that is just a tiny fraction of 5.5 billion people searched since 2001 however it is causing concern and he is holding this hearing today, now there are those who says the not a matter of changing security procedures but simply implementing smarter security. >> stop relying on technology, use the human brain, hire only qualified people train them well, let them understand the type of people are in their hands. >>> you may remember last week that was a frightening incident in newark new jersey when a stu
they will. and then have the big championship. it's great soccer. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it's wednesday morning. it's jewel 13 -- it's july 13, 2001. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >>> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to weather, we have breaking news we've been following all morning long. some good news. the beltway is back open now. >> it had been shut down in the tysons corner area after power lines were knocked down across the highway. stacey cohan at the scene with the very latest. some good news. >> reporter: it's nice to have good news to report upon, especially involving traffic which we don't have often or in this area. as you can see behind me some cars are able to move through this part of the beltway. it was just within the last ten minutes that it reopened. we do have video from earlier this morning what was causing the problem. around 1:30 a.m. a contractor that was working on construction out here in the tysons corner area encountered some
loved his family search he wanted to build a house big enough so all of them could live together. there is no truth in 7 ting in maryland so it's unlikely that mattei will have to serve the entire sentence. she has a five-year-old son and is several months pregnant and is due to deliver in september. >>> another rock-climbing instructor at a howard county company is charged with having sex with a underage student. last thursday, they were charged with fourth-degrees sex offenses. the 31-year-old michael lions was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year- old girl. both men worked at earth tricks in -- earth treks in columbia. >>> a big shakeup in the leadership of the d.c. couple as the lawmaker told the marathon's final session before the summer recraze. the council chairman brown has reassigned committee chair appointments. one major change? has tommy listolution the all- important public works and transportation committee, which is raising questions about whether brown was seeking revenge here and karen has more. >> reporter: there were several big changes and thi
heat warning 14 states excessive heat warning many big cities chicago, approach 100 degrees, minneapolis doesn't typically get that hot that far north unfortunately all that heat is headed in our direction the jet stream will relax and allow the warmer air to the east starting tomorrow triple digit heat around here through the start of the weekend. ask the question, today only mid-90s. tomorrow 100 plus. >> then the next day. >> that too. yes. one day at a time around here steve. >>> a lot of haze, water in the atmosphere humidity worse here than many places across the country it will be today as well we will have uncomfortable conditions highs mid-90s your five day forecast, no advisories excessive heat watch in effect tomorrow afternoon you can see why temperature 100 it will feel like 110. friday 103, saturday maybe 101, cool down to 96 by sunday. >> hot for those folks a lot of people heading out for the 150th anniversary monassis. >> including us. >> saturday is when the reenactment is, in the wool battle uniforms. >> maybe they will let them wear shorts. >> it does not
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories, a d.c. officer accused of attacking several women while armed and in full union form. >>> a quick run to the gas station turns into a terrifying trip from baltimore to bethesda, tonight the mother who jumped out of a moving car to save her child tells her story. >>> plus a new texting tragedy, a passenger falls into the tracks. tonight the man who saved her life is talking exclusively to fox 5. >>> but we begin tonight with that officer under arrest. good evening, everyone. i'm laura evans in tonight for brian. >> i'm shawn yancy. three women all accusing the same officer of sexually assaulting them, his arrest marking the 18 times this year an mpd officer has been busted. that's the same number arrested in all of last year. fox 5's bob barnard starts us off tonight. >> guys, in this most recent case a grand jury has charged a d.c. police officer with sexually assaulting three women over a four-year period ending last july and intimidating them with the threat of arrest. here's what we know about the office
? >> the problem with a myny deal, we have a maxi problem. the big problems aren't going to go away if you cut a mini deal. all it does is delay the moment of truth. apt so i'd say better now than then. if we can't, then we'll take the savings we can get now and we will relitigate this as we get closer to the election. >> all right. in addition to dealing with the content of negotiating this deal, there is a p.r. battle involved here as well. senate majority leader harry reid has had a lot to say about what is standing in the way of getting something done. let's take a listen. >> the obstacle, and i want to be very clear, to finding common ground is republicans stubborn insistence on proit canning tax funding and give-aways to corporations and individualindividuals that don'd the give-aways. >> the president has also framed this choice. earlier in week as kids going to college, or tax breaks for corporate jets. i mean it's something they said with the miles per hour public is an easy choice -- said that american public, an easy choice for them. what is the plan for that bat? >> senator reid ha
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